The Oakland Raiders congratulate Natalie as the "Raiderette of the Week," presented by Bud Light. Natalie returns for her fourth season with Football's Fabulous Females after earning Raiderette of the Year honors for the 2010 season. Although overwhelmed by the award, Natalie was honored and proud to represent the Raiders at the 2011 Pro Bowl in Hawaii and had one of her most memorable experiences.
Natalie also traveled to Austria in June 2011 to support the SWARCO Raiders in the Eurobowl. "Traveling to Austria was certainly the experience of a lifetime," said Natalie. "It was my first trip to Europe and to be representing the Raiderettes there made it unforgettable. The country was absolutely beautiful and everyone we met were so sweet and genuine. I can't wait to go back!"
Another significant experience for Natalie occurred after the 2009 season when she traveled with five other Raiderettes to Tokyo, Japan. She met amazing people and keeps in touch with many of them. When the recent earthquake hit Japan, Natalie was able to reach the people she met and felt blessed that they were okay.
Natalie graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Economics and a minor in Italian. Currently, she is pursuing a profession as a dance teacher. It took some time for Natalie to find the right career path, but she is excited to follow her passion. "I have danced since the age of 3 and love nothing more," she said. "I have learned so much that it only makes sense for me to pass on my knowledge to other young girls. I teach dance at the high school level and have the best students! I love every minute of it."
Natalie is excited to be back representing the Silver and Black during the 2011 season. She is most looking forward to game day. "As the captain of Line 3, I am so excited to lead this line of talented ladies," she said. "We have worked so hard since May and we can't wait to show these fans what we've got!"
Natalie is excited to be the featured Raiderette in a Bud Light ad campaign. Be on the lookout throughout the season for her billboards in the Bay Area.